Racial Disparities in Incidence and Outcomes Among Patients With COVID-19 | Health Disparities | JAMA Network Open | JAMA Network

Source: Racial Disparities in Incidence and Outcomes Among Patients With COVID-19 | Health Disparities | JAMA Network Open | JAMA Network

Conclusions and Relevance  In this cross-sectional study of adults tested for COVID-19 in a large midwestern academic health system, COVID-19 positivity was associated with Black race. Among patients with COVID-19, both race and poverty were associated with higher risk of hospitalization, but only poverty was associated with higher risk of intensive care unit admission. These findings can be helpful in targeting mitigation strategies for racial disparities in the incidence and outcomes of COVID-19.